More Than 10M Watch Record-Setting \"Doctor Who\" Special In U.K.

(Undated) -- Even at 50, "Doctor Who" can still bring in the viewers. The BBC says an average of ten-point-two-million people watched Saturday's special 50th anniversary episode of the classic sci-fi show in the U.K. alone. "The Day of the Doctor" was also simultaneously broadcast in 94 countries, giving it the Guinness World Record for "the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama." Here in the U.S. the episode aired on BBC America, which has yet to release specific viewing numbers. The 75-minute special starred current Doctor Matt Smith, his predecessor played by David Tenant, and a new incarnation of the character played by John Hurt. The trio was also joined by the Doctor's current companion, played by Jenna Coleman, and a former companion, played by Billie Piper.
The latest "Doctor Who" episode also featured cameos from the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, and the upcoming 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi. Capaldi was named as Smith's replacement earlier this year, and is scheduled to make his proper debut on the Christmas special.